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are still reeling from superstorm sandy. here is the latest information that we have. in our region, nearly 19,000 customers are still without power. in fact, bowie high school is closing because there is no power there. bge says 1,475 customers are without power. pepco has 1,518. virginia dominion says over 15,000 customers are without power. nationwide damage estimates from the storm could reach $20 billion. and at least 50 people were killed. today early voting resumes in washington, d.c. and also in maryland. and president obama will be landing in new jersey to survey the damage there. >>> it appears that one coastal, new jersey town cannot seem to catch a break. crews had a hard time fighting a series of natural gas fires because of flood waters and debris that superstorm sandy left behind. this is the very same area that caught fire two days ago and destroyed 14 homes. no injuries have been reported, however. we will have more on relief efforts in new jersey in just one minute. >>> here at home, emergency officials have their eye on the potomac right now, even though we did not get th
to capitalize on superstorm sandy. they sent out an ad saying that people can shop if they're bored. people were upset that the company with try it make mon am i off a deadly storm. >> if your house is on the market, be careful what you may see on the listing. and, also, they're still haunting us. we'll take you inside a local ghost tour trying to dig up the haunted history. anncr: it's endorsed by business leaders... small business owner: question seven means thousands of jobs... in baltimore and across maryland... anncr: and labor groups... construction worker: question seven lets us bring good jobs... back home. anncr: the teachers back it... teacher: millions of dollars will go to our schools... and not other states. anncr: and so do elected leaders of both parties... councilman john olszewski: new jobs and a stronger economy. endorsed by the naacp, police and firefighters small business owner: good jobs... teacher: and better schools construction worker: vote for question seven. >>> tousing our superstorm sandy -- continuing our superstorm sandy coverage. >> abc2 news roosevelt leftwich rep
and running today for the first time since superstorm sandy blew ashore. >> breezy point was absolutely devastated. it was completely leveled. >> we're just devastated from this. shocked. shocked that it's happened to us. >> governor romney is cautiously venturing back on to the campaign trail. president obama still tied up with dealing with the storm. >> two of the three major airports serving the new york area reopened. laguardia remains a flooded mess. >> uh-oh. uh-oh. >> we will reset halloween by executive order. my power knows no bounds. >> is that one of those governor chris christie fleece zip-ups. >> power to your house, nonexistent. that means darkness and candles and whining children. >> on "cbs this morning." >> people had no e-mail, facebook, twitter or instagram or as aol users put it, welcome to the party. >>> welcome to cbs this morning. as you wake up on the west coast, the remains of superstorm sandy are still being felt as far as wisconsin, but it's nothing like the damage here in the northeast. the death toll this morning is at least 57. 22 of them in new york city a
, with the aftermath of superstorm sandi and full scope of devastation that's just now coming into view. these are new pictures just in to cnn minutes ago. the storm's death toll in the united states stands now at 40. new york police say 22 were killed in the city alone. check out this video from an nypd helicopter. across the region, thousands of people had to be rescued from their flooded homes. many were chased to their rooftops to escape the rising waters. today, as national guard troops roll into overwhelmed towns and villages, normalcy seems so far out of reach. more than 6 million homes and businesses still without power. and many will be shivering bus they don't have heat either for days and days to come. we have a lot to cover this morning. let's begin by narrowing our focus. first stop, new jersey. some of the most jaw-dropping images are coming in from the jersey shore. the resort area that has entertained vacationing americans for generations, one iconic landmark, the atlantic city boardwalk, lost a big chunk due to crashing waves. governor chris christie says the damage to the state's bea
over. melissa: so if you think you're not affected by the storm, think again. superstorm sandy crashing through e midwest. airline passengers stranded across the country. gas and other energy prices could rise no matter where you live. "money" is breaking it all down. also money tonight, the owing bell will ring once again on wall street. restart of trading tomorrow create a perfect storm for stocks. we're going to explain that. >>> does our government now need a secretary of business? president obama thinks so. what about the business community? we're going to get reaction straight from business owners mouths. even when they say it's not, even in this storm, it's always about money melissa: so, starting off tonight, no doubt hurricane sandy will cost a lot of money. it is still going strong, headed right for western new york. let us get the latest on the path from weather.com meteorologist. bernie, what is it getting ready to hit now? >> it is off to the east of pittsburgh. as you mentioned melissa, it is moving northward, when you take a look at storm, look how large it is. it is cove
of superstorm sandy is moving into western new york and causing trouble as far west as wisconsin but nothing like the damage in the northeast. the death toll this morning is 55, 22 of them in new york city alone. >> 6.8 million utility customers are still without power in 16 states and washington, d.c. in hard hit lower manhattan officials say power will not be fully restored until the weekend at the earliest. however, financial markets will reopen this morning and major airports are also starting to reopen. our correspondents are all along the east coast again this morning reporting on the impact of superstorm sandy. >> we begin with jeff glor along the jersey shore which bore the brunt of sandy's wind and rain. president obama will visit the devastation there later today. jeff is in atlantic city. good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning. one situation firefighters are watching this morning is about 70 miles north of here, a fire has broken out and access to a bridge is limited or completely unavailable which could make fighting that fire difficult. overall here in new jersey two-t
shutdown caused by superstorm sandy. it was critical for the markets to open today. it's the end of the month, which means money managers will be pricing portfolios. a conference call is scheduled today for european leaders to talk about the progress greece is making on austeritiy measures to get its much needed bailout. may the force be with disney. disney is buying lucasfilm for $4 billion. george lucas is the creator of "star wars." tres knippa of kanai capital management joins us this morning. good morning. at last, a trading day for you there. tres, i wonder, what's the trade that you're really aching to get in. what do you think will be your first trade today? > > in the last couple of days, as you analyzed what happened and as the storm hit, there were kind of some absolutes in my mind about what should have happened. number one, as you close refineries along the eastern seaboard, you should have seen spikes in unleaded gasoline prices. but by the same token, if those refineries are closed, that means that the end users don't need crude. they're not going to buy crude. so
there because the bridge to the island has been washed out by superstorm sandy. the fire is burning out of control. you can see that in multiple spots. stay with the morning news, coming up we go live too new york city for an update on the recovery efforts following sandy's landfall. >> back in the bay area, standoff in santa clara between suspected bank robber and police s.w.a.t. team ended in the best possible way, the suspect surrendered it happened at an apartment complex 3:00 yesterday afternoon. police say they tracked the man from a bank robbery in san jose to one of the apartments in the complex. s.w.a.t. team was called if and managed to talk the man into giving up. >> they will have two-way dialogue until he surrendered. >> with the suspect in custody, six families who were evacuated were able to return home. >>> contra costa county sheriff's office investigating the death of a man in their custody after he was tased. the death forced officials to close the jail for five hours. deputies were taking a 58-year-old man to a holding cell when they say he became combative. they use
that your house or car was damaged in superstorm sandy. abc2 is working with you. as soon as you see damage take pictures and take notes to document the damage. you want to call your insurance agent right away. understand that policy. pay particular attention to the coverage and exclusions section of that policy. see detailed notes of all the conversations with the insurance company, when and what they said and the name of the supervisor. >>> the blood drive cancellations -- that's in the good. if you'd like to donate call this number. >>> coming up, we have a story about an 8-year-old who acted like a good samaritan. sadly, it cost him his life. >> getting a flu shot you do every year. why the annual tradition could be going away. >> we will introduce you to a truly ouchless band-aid. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. a
. has superstorm sandy changed your preference in presidential candidates? you have a couple of options. you can click yes, i was impressed by obama's leadership and response to the storm. you can choose yes, i i was compressed by romney's sensitivity to storm victims. you can say no, i've made up my mind about the candidates. we're going share your responses in the next hour. we're also going to bring you more on superstorm sandy, the mess this t has left behind. we want you to listen to how this 90-year-old new jersey resident describes it. >> 91 years i've never seen anything like this ever. >> can you describe what happened when the water came? >> we were sleeping, my daughter and i. all of a sudden the water came in like -- i'm a conservative investor. i invest in what i know. i turned 65 last week. i'm getting married. planning a life. there are risks, sure. but, there's no reward without it. i want to be prepared for the long haul. i see a world bursting with opportunities. india, china, brazil, ishares, small-caps, large-caps, ishares. industrials. low cost. every dollar counts.
. >> all right. thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. just look at these pictures. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system there. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get that subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. amazingly, no one died from that and the stock market finally set to open using back- up generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> and closer to home now in alexandria where people fear what sandy could still have in store. high tides are expected on the potomac later this morning raising some concerns of mored intoing. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in old town with the latest on that situation. >> reporter: good morning. people here in old town standery are pretty used to this. we had ter covering the street yesterday. it is perfectly dry pavement right now. they prepared for it. they are ready for it. and with high tide just a few hou
. ((break 2)) ,3 superstorm sandy has takkn the focussaway from the presidential race, even with the election nnw just one wwek away.both candidates canceled official campaign events in reeent days.. but even as they turned their attention to thh storm ... bbsh. never far away..-3 president obama canceled this close to eleccion day - everything is political. even this unannounced trip to the red croos.america is with you - we are standing behind you and will do verything we can invaluable imagery - and opportuniiy - to be seen in command. i want you to cut thru red tape. i want you to cut through bureaucracy. at this point. speakinn of ion imagery, for a second day the whhte house released a photo of the president on the case, romney called off his campaiin events too - but stayed firmly &pof all swing ssates...invitin &pback east...we have heavy nd - hharts as you know with all tte suffering going on in a major part of our country. and thougg this certainly lloks like a romney campaignn rally with all its trappings, he restricted his remarks to sandd. a lot of pp
, 14 homes washed out due to superstorm sandy, a home burned two days ago has been rekindled with gas pipeline fueling the flames and a bunch of smaller fires and cleanup continues in new york city and across the eastern seaboard. >> mark greenblatt joins us from lower manhattan with the latest on conditions there. >> reporter: good morning. here in lower manhattan power remains out, in a few signs that life is beginning to get back to normal there have been people all morning taking pictures in less than 15 minutes mayor bloomberg is going to be ringing the opening bell on the floor of the new york stock exchange as trading resumes. it was another night of no lights and no power for thousands in the big apple, still no clear idea of when power will be restored. new york city, which shutdown its entire mass transit system, will spend the next several days pumping out flooded tunnels, hoping to get everything moving again in breezy point, new york a beach front community of firemen, policemen and blue collar workers are still taking stock of not only the damage but from a fire that des
on the first day of trading since superstorm sandy. stocks were choppy throughout the session. they closed mixed throughout the day. dow closed down 10 points. home depot closed higher on the dow. expected demand of home and construction supplies sent shares up 2%. that makes sense. facebook shares tumbled 4%. a lockup expired on 229 million shares today. another 804 million shares will become unlocked on november 14th. >>> lots of damage to assess. the president just spoke after touring new jersey with governor chris christie today. while super storm sandy continues on its path of destruction the area northeast of pittsburgh is the latest to get hit. leaving close to million pennsylvania residents without power. joining me on the phone in a fox business exclusive is pennsylvania governor. governor, thanks for coming on. i know you're spending the day in philadelphia and looking at power lines and talking to power line workers. what did you see there? >> we're in philadelphia up in northern bucks county talking to people at a shelter. we've seen a lot of areas without electricity. i've gon
to be evacuated. many had standing wart and debris all around. >>> days after riding out superstorm sandy, we see some of new jersey. >> reporter: atlantic city is one of the hardest hit areas. you can see the debris that blue when hurricane sandy came through. along the jersey shower a new view, and not the one most residents and tourists ever expected to see. the coast lien changed by a monster storm. >> i actually grew up in the city. it just hurts a lot. >> reporter: this afternoon dozens of residents came out to see the damage for themselves, telling us and each other stories about how they road out hurricane sandy. >> i was sitting in my room. you didn't know if the window would shatter. >> it's something you can't believe. >> reporter: this man is a doctor. he stayed behind at a local hospital as sandy made landfall. >> they were evacuatin i'm originally from afghanistan. i can relate to this. we didn't evacuate. my son, he wants to see it. >> reporter: normally this is a booming tourist mecca. right now it's empty. there's plenty of damage and most places don't even have power. cleaning u
over by superstorm sandy. officials trying to figure out a way to bring that crane down safely. workers and residents in the area have been evacuated that is one cleanup job still left in the aftermath of the storm. >>> at least 50 deaths are an tributed to the storm. more than eight million without power. new york authorities say it could be days before the subway system is pumped dry and service fully restored, hopefully tomorrow but it could be longer. two of new york's three major airports reopened today, laguardia will remain closed due to flooding wall street does reopen using back-up generators for the first time with mayor bloomberg plan fog ring the opening bell. >> with the power out crime has become an increasing concern in new york city looting has occurred from the bronx to brooklyn and the famous coney island thieves have taken what sandy didn't destroy. the storm broken open security gates allowing looters to get access to damaged businesses. merchants say they lost cash and merchandise. police have made a few arrests some of the city's wealthier neighborhoods have hired
of superstorm sandy. the latest estimates coming out. ashley: the trading now but why not monday or tuesday? charlie gasparino working this story for us. we will be here soon to talk about it more. dollars fairing today how the currency is doing against the greenback. the yen and canadian dollar is down. we will be right back. >> 21 minutes past the hour your fox news minute. officials confirmed a florida bomb disposal team was sent to guantanamo navy base in cuba after hurricane sandy turned up what appeared to be a 500 pound bomb. the object which was discovered around and:00 a.m. tuesday was entered. the base posted an all clear notice on its face those page this morning. superstorm sandy claimed the life of an off-duty police officer monday night. nypd says 28-year-old died while assuring seven family members to safety as floodwaters surged into his staten island home. the officer was assigned to the department's first precinct. take a look at this incredible video. sandy shows off her strength as she ripped this tree out of the ground. this happened on the north shore of long island at
here on nbr! >> tom: hurricane sandy is now super-storm sandy as it clashes with another weather system, bringing wind, rain, and snow to parts of the mid-atlantic and northeastern u.s. she has cut a path of destruction, flooding, and massive power outages as the death toll from the storm stands at 17 across seven states. even as sandy makes her way to canada, the destruction is devastating. high winds pushed the atlantic ocean up and over seawalls, flooding entire neighborhoods. the wind and water teamed up to cut power to millions of people along the eastern seaboard. the storm surge even continued today as sandy tracked through western pennsylvania and new york state. the storm has affected an estimated one out of every five americans, bringing some business to a standstill over flooding, closed airports, and no public transportation. while rescue efforts continue tonight, early damage estimates are still rough, running between $10 billion and $20 billion, according to eqecat. hurricane irene did $10 billion damage 14 months ago. >> susie: wall street was closed again today for the s
, including those 80 homes that were consumed by that fire in queens. recovery from superstorm sandy could be as mayor michael bloomberg is calling it, a massive, a mammoth job. meteorologist rob marciano is in chelsea, new york, this morning with the latest on the damage there. rob, good morning. >> good morning, soledad. well, some of the damage behind me, one of a few buildings that were ripped off. nobody hurt miraculously. lower manhattan is still in the dark. day two now and it could be several more before it's all said and done. the estimates are between 2 and 4 days before places south basically of about 30th street will be back online. you go outside of the city and up towards westchester county could be as much as ten days. just down the street from us the con ed headquarters, yesterday we chased down the incident commander there up in the war room or situation room as they call it. we got his thoughts on the storm in general, and the system that he has to supervise. >> substations are only part of the problem. we had the luxury of an underground network in manhattan. there are n
, road flooded, trees toppled, at least 50 deaths now blamed on superstorm sandy. those stories straight ahead. we're going to look at all that damage and talk school closings. good wednesday morning, i'm megan pringle. >> i'm charley crowson. the storm knocked out power lines for 8 million people across 17 states, as far west as michigan. and today president barack obama will head to new jersey to take a look at the damage caused by sandy. >> yeah, it's bad up there. and abc 2 news' renee marsh is live this morning in hoboken, new jersey, an area that was hit very hard. she's going to show us some of the damage and tell us how the national guard was called in. >>reporter: well, president obama will visit hard-hit new jersey today, and in this hoboken area, the mayor says that some 15,000 to 20,000 people remain trapped inside of their homes because of flood waters. now the national guard is here to help rescue some of those people, but this is just one of many neighborhoods still suffering from sandy's wrath. residents across the eastern seaboard are beginning to pick up the pieces in
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get the subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. but amazingly, there were no deaths. and the stock market is finally set to open using backup generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there n
>>> sandy's wake. the superstorm leaves behind a trail of destruction, killing people, destroying communities and plunging millions into darkness. >> our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who lost loved ones. >> never thought i would see what i saw today ever. >> and the storm keeps churning while the worst may be over for the east coast, sandy delivers wind, rain and snow to inland areas. >>> it was a surprise. we thought it was just going to rain. >> and thoughts turn to cleaning up after the historic storm. the true power of sandy comes into focus. >> oh, my god. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 31, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the devastation from superstorm sandy has millions along the east coast wondering when and if their lives will return to normal. >> president obama travels to new jersey to see the destruction firsthand. the mega storm killed 51 people many by falling trees. at one point 8.5 million homes and businesses in 17 states were without power. more than 18,100 flights have been cancelled s
in northeast start getting their lives back to normal. the devastation from superstorm sandy, is massive. in aftermath of storm 39 people are dead tonight, in manhattan, 18 people. more than 8 million people are without power, here in network america city especially, much of manhattan still without power, we'll cover other parts of the region as well, city's transit system still shut down and could be for days, but the thousand mile wide storm is moving west today across pennsylvania, and ohio. with winds near 50-miles an hour, it will head back to new york tate later tonight, the storm is getting weaker, forecasters warn sandy could bring heavy rain and flooding, sandy brought blizzard conditions to west virginia, and neighboring states like north carolina, with snowfall nearing 3 feet in some places, some worse damage in new jersey, sandy sent tidal rav tied waivee throughout -- wave surge throughout the night, jeff flock is joining us from point plsant, new jersey, what are you seeing. i'm just glad to see you again. i've been worried watching you cover the storm. >> reporter: it star
to the aftermath of superstorm sandy. it has moved away from the shore and now the recovery begins. sandy killed more than 50 people and more than 8 million people lost power. hundreds of thousands had their homes damaged or destroyed all together. further inland sandy has dumped up to 2 feet of snow on many parts of the appalachians and forecasters say it can contribute to flooding in pa
york and new jersey are taking stock of overwhelming devastation left from superstorm sandy. >> some of the worst damage is along the jersey shore where floods and outages prompted governor chris christie to postpone halloween. alison harmelin is in atlantic city. >> reporter: anita, a clear sunny day here at the jersey shore only made it so much more evident that the destruction is everywhere. president obama arrived in new jersey for a closeup look at the damage. the president took a chopper tour with governor christie over devastated areas of the state where superstorm sandy hit with full force. record storm surge took out atlantic city's boardwalk. in the tiny beach community of long port, new jersey, the storm surge brought the beach literally right onto the main street. there are feet and feet of sand piled up as if it were a snowstorm. they came out bikes to see the devastation. >> never saw sand like that. that's due to the storm surge i think. >> reporter: further up the jersey shore this is what's left of the famous boardwalk in seaside heights. the storm lifted homes off t
good afternoon, everyone. i'm anderson cooper this is cnn special coverage of superstorm sandy, the devastation, the rescues, the early efforts to recover and most importantly to rebuild. i'm live in new york city from a balcony of the time warner center. just over my should, the chanced crane still dangling over 57th street, the entire area still blocked off. the storm claimed least 50 lives in the u.s. and one in canada. a woman who was hit by storm-tossed debris, damage is expected to run into tens of billions of dollars. and today, a new challenge, looters breaking into businesses. >> people coming out with all kinds of stuff, everything. whatever you can think of, from juice and sodas, waters, cigarettes, tvs, anything you can think of, they were getting it. >> 9,000 people spent the night in red cross shelters spread across 13 states. national guard troops arrived overnight and are rescuing families trapped by floodwaters in hoboken, new jersey. we learned today that the navy is sending three amphibious landing ships to the coast of new york and new jersey in case they're
to be hearing a lot of in the next few days. the word normalcy, not so much. in the wake of superstorm sandy, normal life is a far off dream for so many millions in the northeast corridor and points west. worst of all, a still growing toll of lives lost. at least 40 in the u.s. one so far in canada. more than 6 million homes and businesses still don't have electricity but that is a big improvement from yesterday. and while floods and surges with some exceptions have gone down, that just makes the devastation all the more apparent. you are looking at point pleasant beach halfway between new york and atlantic city on the new jersey shore. president obama visiting these scenes this afternoon. the final day in full-on disaster mode before he gets back to the campaign tomorrow. a little global perspective for you right now, though. the scope and the magnitude of hurricane sandy from the satellite image courtesy of nasa. atlantic city is a sitting duck in the middle of the path. the jersey shore easy prey for those ruthless winds. the powerful surges and the relentless force of the images that you
>> tens of thousands of people still in the dark as we recover from superstorm sandy. >> it is same on same street. and brian cubeler, coming up more. >> an incredible look at the damage and what is next. >> and we are tracking sandy's latest position. >> we are still feeling the affects and those of you were warned to park high because the over flods. flooding. brian has more. >> reporter: this doesn't stop people from preparing one last time. while many are breathing just a bit easier tonight, some know sandy is not quite done. >> they have asked us to evacuate and moved our furniture to another floor. >> reporter: there fliers provide solutions and if not tow trucks stand ready. it is hardly a surprise and people he'd warning and hope to for best. >> it flooded this morning and they are anticipating it will be 1-2 feet higher because of the full moon and winds and runoff. we will keep your fingers cross and hope no one gets hurts and no damage. >> reporter: that tidal surge never came by and they were dry a couple hours ago and it is dry now. >> brian, you have a shot at peoria p
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. >> in the mail bag tonight, sandy the super-storm that smacked us around but put the serious beatdown on our neighbors to the north in new york and new jersey. if your lights never went out, our good friend john from chantilly said give credit to the storm from over the summer. the reasoning is the der etcho in june took down the weaker trees and some of the infrastructure was replaced. that left more infrastructure for sandy to damage and the bright lining for a devastating storm. make some sense, john. there have to be a finite number of weak trees at one time and that herd has been thinned around here. and walton from virginia who said he is 91, had this to say. i believe god has spoken. god has given d.c. a washing. it is time to clean up washington. we survived sandy but never lost power. suspect the hurricane was not natural but hot air from all of those political candidates running for office. well, craig, that would explain some things and it would comfort us with the idea that maybe we won't see anything like this again for another 4 years. and finally, a hearty note of thanks from
here. ♪ >>> welcome back to our continuing coverage of superstorm sandy. aaron herman walked around his neighborhood, capturing some of the destruction he saw following the superstorm. let's watch. >> devastation in white plains, where literally trees are ripped from its roots. >> amazing stuff. first, irene, now sandy. for two consecutive years, costly deadly hurricanes hit the northeast. we're hear a lot of people say if irene was a wake-up call, sandy is a bucket of water that should snap us all to attention. let's listen to andrew cuomo, the governor of new york. >> there has been a series of extreme weather incidents. anyone that is not a political statement, that is not a factual statement. anyone who says there is not a dramatic change in weather patterns, i think is denying reality. and i would like to say that this is probably the last occurrence we will have. i don't believe that. >> cuomo went on to say new york now seems to get a 100 year flood every two years. joining me now is ben strauss, the chief operating officer and director of the program on sea level rise at climate
. >>> in the aftermath of superstorm sandy, a new nba season begins. >> the 2012 washington nationals received a post- season honor. we're back with your weather and sports in two minutes. >>> 4:43. grab a jacket this morning. might see a shower or sprinkle in a couple of spots, especially through the morning hours with temperatures climbing to 47 by 11:00. 52 at 1:00 but with the breeze out of the west, southwest at 10 to 15, it's going to abbrisk day -- to be a brisk day. mostly cloudy skies. driving home 53. be back with a full forecast including the trick or treat weather. here's monika with timesaver traffic. >>> in virginia on i-95 expect volumes to increase quickly heading from dale city to springfield. remember hov restrictions will be in affect today. i'll have more on traffic and an update on an accident in prince george's county at 4:50. back to you guys. >>> the nba season gets under way and the washington nationals is honored by major league baseball. >> kristen berset has those stories and more in a look at your sports. >>> good morning, everybody. the nba season got under way last nigh
>> the impact of superstorm sandy can be seen throughout the state. rescue workers were called to the river at 2:00 yesterday accident. two men were in the water clinging to trees. officials say the man and eventually lost it when the stream began floating down seen -- stream. the american red cross is working on providing basic needs to disaster victims in maryland and delaware region. that includes basic shelter, food, and clothing. 200 workers are now in the area to provide assistance. we have more from the chesapeake region headquarters. >> i am here with the american red cross were all of the efforts to help maryland and delaware are being coordinated year. 200 volunteers are here to help. joining me is salute when tests. you flew in from illinois, right? -- louis fluentes. >> today we will determine isolated areas that have been hurt by the storm and other emergencies that have developed by the storm. >> deploying volunteers to help the residents by the shelter. to go absolutely. my job is to determine where the most damages occurred and where people have been impacted and how many homes h
at least 80 homes consumed by fire in queens. the recovery from superstorm sandy as mark mayor michael bloomberg calls it, a mammoth job. meteorologist rob marciano is in new york's chelsea neighborhood. he joins us live this morning. rob, there is serious black right there behind you, by the way, because there is no power down where you are. so is there much to clean up. >> there is. south of 29th street it goes dark. on the east side south of 39th street it goes dark. we knew the storm was coming. utility companies were preparing for it. but you almost don't believe it until you see it, right? incredible storm surge took these substations out that have knocked out power across lower manhattan and across much of new york, not to mention what's going on across the northeast. just down the road from here, that's the headquarters, which by the way has power, you can charge your phone in there, we tracked down the incident commander to get a feel for what it takes to get this city back online and what we can expect going forward. here's what he had to say about the situation. >> it was mo
of superstorm sandy has left us with some lingering rain and chilly temperatures. >> but the storm's final punch will come in area rivers. more on the flooding threat coming up. >> on the southbound side of i- 270, no issues to report other than the volume coming down from frederick past father hurley and down to the point where the lanes divide. 355 is incident free as well. we'll be back with more news, weather and traffic. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. >>> hello and welcome back to 9news now. i'm andrea roane. >>> i'm matt jablow in this morning for mike hydeck. we want to start this half-hour with a quick check of our current power outages. pepco is down to less than 1500 customers without electricity. about half of them are in montgomery county. dominion virginia is reporting more than 20,000 northern virginia customers waiting to get their lights back on. bge has more than 86,000 customers without power. most of those are in or north of baltimore. >>> we're running school delays and closings on our website wusa9.com as well as at the bottom of your screen. thank you for joining
have a link of slide show from the damage. look for superstorm sandy tab right there at the top of our home page. >>> memo park is set to tell us negotiators what it wants from facebook. the meeting about the proposed expansion is set for tomorrow night. facebook wants to build a 434,000 square foot building and parking for more than 1500 vehicles and willow road and bay front expressway. likely want contributions for public improvements and ongoing revenue in the form of taxes. >>> word tonight apple's head of software development is leaving because he refuses to sign an apology. scott forsaw is expected to step down next year. the wall street journal says forsaw was asked to join the apology for the flaws within the mapping application. source saying it's only the latest clash between four stall and other top apple executives. los vegas police are thanking the public tonight for helping to catch a southern california man they say stole one and a half million dollars in casino chips. police say media attention last week generated the tip that led to the arrest. coal allegedly stole th
his home. plus, the latest on the clean- up after superstorm sandy. all at 7:00. >> i hope he's being careful there. >> i do too. >> thank you. still to come in this half hour, diss posing of the debris after sandy. we're going to share one county's plan. >> if sandy left you standing a heap of rubble and you have questions about your insurance coverage, we've got a panel of experts ready right now to take your questions. the number to call (202)895- 5560. >>> we are back with help for you in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. i'm over here at the help desk and we know that it can be confusing, we have a great panel here to help you find your way. they're going to be here until 6:30 with answers to your pressing questions, you have you know about 12, 20 minutes or so get them in. just call (202)895-5560. that's (202)895-5560. anita? >>> well, there's also an urgent call lesli from the red cross tonight for flood donations -- blood doe neighs in the wake of the tomorrow. about 300 -- stormment about 300 blood drives were canceled because of sandy. if you want to help keep up the supplie
delays on inbound 95. >>> in some places, complete devastation left behind from superstorm sandy. this morning the storm is being blamed for 50 deaths along the east coast and nearly 7 million homes and businesses remain without power. >> one of the hardest hit areas, hoboken, new jersey. sandy flooded about half of that town. the national guard arrived last night to rescue thousands of people stuck in their homes and apartments and delivered supplies to fooded areas. >>> we're sharing more video of roof top rescues fr staten island, new york. a helicopter rescued five adults and a child yesterday. in new york city the mayor says it could be several days before the subway is running again. all 10 of the city's tunnels that carry passengers under the east river were flooded by the storm. but there are some small signs of recovery. the new york city marathon will go on as planned this sunday and the new york stock exchange will open today. >>> as officials begin to assess the economic impact made by sandy, it's estimated that she will end up costing about $20 billion in damage and
pinkston.. w rk city tonight. >>> an unbelievable path of destruction and tonight superstorm sandy is on the move. we'll get toran dam pinkston in new york. >> reporter: officials are pleading for patience from the public as the long and difficult task of cleaning up and repairing the damage from sandy begins. top priority is restoring electricity and getting mass transit back on track. hurricane sandy hit new jersey's long beach island hard. homes were flooded or destroyed. roads left covered with sand. boats littered the streets. >> we'll assess the damages an rebuild. that's the way it works in new jersey. >> reporter: new york city was crippled by the storm. subway and traffic tunnels were filled by salt water. no word when the famous subway service will resume. an entire community burnt to the ground in queens. for a second night manhattan is a tale of flights have been canceled nationwide.. hundreds here n the bay area. the storm put taxis in a way grave. this is a shot from hoboken, new jersey. and to give you an idea of t how powerful sandy was: home video caught this amazi
superstorm sandy. he will join governor chris christie. mitt romney is in florida tonight, preparing to resume his campaign schedule tomorrow. he is scheduled to hold rallies in tampa, miami, and jacksonville. he had to cut short his campaign yesterday but is pushing for on the trail wednesday. romney converted an ohio rally today to relieve donation event. for other parts of the north, it is a different story. >> a look at the recovery efforts following this ferocious storm. >> of the orioles players are known for their prowess, but are they taught in their positions in the american league? the answer is coming up in sports. >> >> many people to the north are dealing with enormous problems. some are without power and underwater. >> the damage estimates are now in the billions of dollars. jay gray has the latest from new york city. >> daylight revealed a new jersey shore. rigell with debris and homes ripped from their foundations, the famed boardwalk splintered. this roller-coaster was tossed into the secret >> the level of devastation at the jersey shore is unthinkable. >> entire co
... as superstorm sandy dissipates punch to the northeast. the system is being blamed for at least 48 deaths.it also knocked out power to more than 8 million people from maine to the carolinass uppand down the oast... entiie nnighborhoods are flooddd... and some are buried in sand.powerful winds aad oceaa suuges oppled trees and destroyed public parkk and boardwalks.toddy... president obama is eepected to tour the damagg in new jerssy... where the storm made landfall. heee's a look at some of the damage we're talking about. heights and toms rivee, new jersey... where boaasswere jersey..rees ripppd frommthe gr and toppled onto omes....and telephone poles... fallen over roadways. from above... ttis is how bad the flooding really is.aerial footage shows us that some of the state's flooding has pecededd.. but sanddcovers almost every surface. the statt has been declared a federal disaster area.governoo &pchrisschristie says it's goin to take aalong time for the 3and n new york...residents capturr video of a treee.. as it's being uprooted frrm thee ground.you can see the magnitude of super storm sand
to superstorm sandy no deductible applies. >> the reason, the national weather service never issued a hurricane warning, which means you only have to pay your standard deductible to fix in the damage. >> a lot of the damage we're seeing around baltimore city is from downed trees like this one. the insurance commissioners owning everyone to -- urging everyone to check the fine print because some of them could get a break. >> iciness start to come. i heard a crash sound. >> a massive tree in his neighbor's front yard came crashing down during the rain and wind. it damaged several properties in the west baltimore neighborhood. the nobles and many other families fled to file claims with a homeowner insurance policies to take care of the damage. there is good news for some homeowners. >> we of confirmed that the national hurricane center did not issue a hurricane warning for any part of the state of maryland during storm sandy. >> many have policies that say it is subject to a percentage of deductible. meaning they have to pay a percentage of the cost to fix the damage other than a flood deductible.
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